Friday, January 7, 2005


Microsoft AnitSpyware public beta

Microsoft has released a public beta copy of its new Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware.

Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) is a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Known spyware on your PC can be detected and removed. This helps reduce negative effects caused by spyware including slow PC performance, annoying pop-up ads, unwanted changes to Internet settings, and unauthorized use of your private information. Continuous protection improves Internet browsing safety by guarding over 50 ways spyware can enter your PC.

Participants in the worldwide SpyNet™ community play a key role in determining which suspicious programs are classified as spyware. Microsoft researchers quickly develop methods to counteract these threats, which are automatically downloaded to your PC, so you stay up-to-date.

I was surprised when it found one spyware on my computer during the "Quick Scan". I am evaluating  FlashGet and it looks like the free version contains spyware (more on FlashGet when I have more time)

It requires Genuine Microsoft Software to install.

Via [Adam's Mindspace]

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